Now Streaming: Paul Tonko and Joe Vitollo debate
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Veteran Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) and Republican challenger Joe Vitollo gathered at WMHT studios for a debate Thursday, October 20. Watch the full debate here:

Tonko, a longtime New York State Assemblyman and former head of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, was first elected in 2008.  He won a fourth term in 2014, winning 59% of the vote.  Here is that year's debate versus Jim Fischer. 

Vitollo is a nurse and former member of the Air Force.  He ran unsuccessfully for Albany County Executive in 2015.